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Music
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MUS 121
Film Music: Mood and Meaning
Fall

An overview of the use of music in international cinema, from silent film to the current emphasis on the use of popular songs, and through them the manipulation of shared memory. The course examines the development of sound "conventions" through which we recognize what is about to happen and how we're expected to feel; the constant reassertion and subversion of these conventions and codes; the development of film music style; and the recent supremacy of "sound design."
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:
3-4

Instructor(s):
Fred Frith

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: MUS 291
Sophomores and Graduate students by consent of instructor only.
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment, Critical Analysis

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Last Updated: 6/23/17